Sunday, March 15, 2009

Shiloh Strikes Again!


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"Atheism is a religion. Evolution the creed. Darwin the prophet. Scientist the priest."
Every line of this sign is wrong. What else can I say? Does Rev. Kirkpatrick think the best way to reach unbelievers is to insult them? Stereotypical statements like this makes me like religion even less than I did before.

I think it's time that I become a little more active in promoting positive atheism to counter this kind of misinformation.

P.S.
I also took a picture of the other side of the sign. At first glance, the sign has an unremarkable statement and scripture reference.

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So, I looked up the scripture reference and here's what it says,
"My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:" Proverbs 1:8
Hmmm, I think it takes a lot of spiritual guidance to get to what the sign says out of that. I think the verse above that one is much more appropriate.
"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction." Proverbs 1:7
I know it's a simple typo. I make them all the time myself. It's just funny that it takes an atheist to catch that error. I bet if one of Kirkpatrick's parishoners had looked the reference up (instead of taking everything their pastor says as truth), that mistake would have been corrected before I read it.

Here's another typo that took an atheist to catch.

4 comments:

Robert Madewell said...

Seems that I accidently took a 2 second video of the sign while fumbling around with the camera. I posted it on YouTube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgG2s5HkSbE

Lorena said...

He doesn't know this, but he is preaching to the converted.

It's just a way to keep the flock from researching further into evolution, by demonizing Darwin.

As a believer, I thought the man was satan himself. It never occurred to me that he was a brilliant scientist.

Anonymous said...

The fear of knowledge is to not question everything. Ignorance is to take at face value and except it. It is much easier to make fun of something then to study and scientificaly investigate it no matter the answer.
ibex

Eshu said...

This is a strange phenomenon... insult atheism by making it sound like religion, kind of a "See! You guys are just as irrational as us!" - erm, can you see what you did there?